UC Berkeley Library

You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how.

Using the Library during COVID-19

During the pandemic, many of our services are being offered in new ways. To find the latest information on course reserves, book returns, 24/7 online help, and more, visit our COVID-19 portal, which provides more up-to-date information than the text below.

Data/GIS

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GIS Services

The Earth Sciences & Map Library supports geographic information system (GIS) software and data services across all disciplines for the UC Berkeley campus. The library collects GIS data for areas around the world, with an emphasis on the San Francisco Bay Area and northern California.

Data Management

  • Research Data Management (UC Berkeley) - An online guide and consulting services to help you navigate the increasingly complex landscape of data planning, storage, and sharing.
  • Dryad - An open-source, research data curation and publication platform. Berkeley is a partner and offers Dryad as a free service for all Berkeley researchers to publish and archive their data. Datasets published in Dryad receive a citation and can be versioned at any time. Dryad is integrated with hundreds of journals and is an easy way to both publish data and comply with funder and publisher mandates.
  • DMPTool - An online tool for building data management plans with step-by-step instructions and guidance for meeting specific funding agency requirements.
  • EZID - A service that makes it simple to obtain and manage long-term identifiers (i.e., DOIs and ARKs) for digital content. Berkeley researchers can request a free account by contacting researchdata@berkeley.edu.
  • Data Purchase Program - The Library is accepting applications for a program to acquire data sets (through purchase or licensing) to support campus research needs.

Text and Data Mining Access

Campus Services